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Recordings of the Q1 2019 Online Traders Forum now available

January 15, 2019

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Hi Traders, We had an enjoyable session on Saturday at the Online Traders Forum. The theme for the session was about planning for the year ahead. I spoke about elements to consider when creating an intra-day trading plan. Martin Walker talked about Planning for Profit and how to create an overall Trading plan for your […]

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Join the VTP and evolve into a Versatile Trader in 2019

January 10, 2019

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Hello traders, I hope life and the markets are treating you all well. We’ve had an interesting start to 2019 and I think it will only become more eventful as the year progresses. As always this will provide either a threat or an opportunity based upon attitude and preparedness. For the last few years I […]

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The power in building a position

January 7, 2019

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Happy New Year to you all traders! I trust you enjoyed the Christmas break and are all ready and primed for what will be an eventful 2019 in markets. I thought Id start 2019 with a great piece of insight courtesy of one of my VTP clients. Ee Lyn is a promising trader who is […]

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22nd & 23rd Nov 18 – On Managing Trader Performance and becoming a Money-Manager

November 2, 2018

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Fellow Traders, Over this last summer I re-read the trading classic Pitbull by Market Wizard Marty Schwartz. I originally read it about 12 years ago and so it was a pleasant re-read.  After all these years I was able to take some different messages from Marty’s journey. I can heartily recommend the book as a […]

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What Type Of Trader Are You? Greed Based Trader (GBT) vs Fear Based Trader (FBT)

July 17, 2018

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Hey Traders, I did another piece on Core Finance last week and thought it was interesting enough to enlarge upon here.       Achieving consistent success in trading comes only once we learn to trade in line with our individual personality, character and beliefs. It is garnering this self-knowledge that becomes the real treasure […]

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My rambling review of 2017 (mostly my screw-ups)

January 12, 2018

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“Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention…” so sang the late great Frank Sinatra. Whilst an undoubtedly great song I have always struggled with that line. You see I’ve never understood people who say “I have no regrets….” for when I look back at my life I have plenty of […]

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Join the VTP and evolve into a Versatile Trader in 2018

November 23, 2017

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Hello traders, I hope life and the markets are treating you all well. I am setting my schedule for the VTP trading sessions for next year. As my diary gets compressed I am looking to deliver the various stages in 2 day blocks (apart from Stage 2 which is 3 Day) with follow-up online sessions. […]

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Confidence in execution: humility in the debrief. Syed article in the Times

November 9, 2017

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  Hello Traders, It’s been a funny old year hasn’t it? I just looked back on my diary for the year. Normally I do no travelling during the months of August and October – I give them over to summer break/harvesting for the former, and trading for the latter. However this year, for the first […]

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Pride comes before a fall….

September 19, 2017

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Hello traders, I wanted to draw your attention to this rather surreal interview on Bloomberg last week. Former celeb fund manager Hugh Hendry was on there talking about him closing down his Eclectica fund after 15 years. Having made a fortune, and a name for himself shorting banks during the GFC he’s found the going […]

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Developing Trader Performance: On Managing Self and Money

September 15, 2017

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Fellow Traders, This October and November I shall be running a stage of The VTP that focuses on Managing Self and becoming a Money Manager.   It’ll will be split into 2 sections namely:  The first half on managing self. How do you manage and enhance your own trading performance? What kind of network and […]

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